Shuswap Kids Arts

Drama & Art Camp: Summer 2017 – PLAY-BUILDING, MOVEMENT & MUSIC….   and yes some art too! 

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ska-nerdsEach camp is 4 days, 9am-2pm, Monday-Thursday, or Tues-Fri * see dates below, at Shuswap Theatre in Salmon Arm.

July 4-7             Ages 8-10    (T-F)

July 10-13:         Ages 6-8      (M-Th)

July 25-28:         Ages 9-11    (T-F)

July 31-Aug 3:   Ages 12-14  (M-Th)

This is our 7th season of summer camps.  This summer we will be play-building (incorporating play creation, movement & music naturally) at the Shuswap Theatre.  The drama component of camps has really taken off and we want to honour this progress and interest.  We will still be creating some art projects this year, but fewer projects and a bit more time spent on drama! 🤠🤡 We will maintain our creativity in every aspect– from child-centred process art and theatre, play-building & even dance parties! (Read more about teacher, Michelle Atkins, and a local high school art/drama student usually helps us with our younger kids camps).

PLAY-BUILDING:  Building a play from the ground up based on story, character and movement. This will build piece by piece, layer upon layer from kids ideas and inspirations. We will work towards a presentation on stage on the final day of camp (Thursday at 1:30pm) to show family and friends.

MOVEMENT:  We will incorporate intuitive and choreographed movement into scenes of the play to enhance and express natural rhythms of the storyline, characters or scene changes. These movements will grow from kids ideas and space/body impulses with fine tuning direction from the teacher.

SOUND/MUSIC:  We will use music to enhance or change energy of the group as needed, or to focus and help with ideas.  Music helps create mood, character and scenes towards play-building.  Soundscapes can also be used in place of music to draw focus or create rhythm or give space for scene and character creation. (vocal or instrumental).

FINAL PRESENTATION:  On the last day of camp (Thursday) there will be a final drama and art presentation for friends and family.  Please join us promptly at 1:30 pm for a show, snacks, music and slideshow. See you there!

PRICE/REGISTRATION: Price of each 4 day camp is $190.00.  For registration of two siblings the price is $180.00/child.  ** A lower price scale is available to some families. PLEASE CONTACT ME for more info. **(250-253-4346,

Registration is complete upon payment of camp.  E-transfer (to, cheque or cash is accepted.  Please contact me for drop off location. These camps have filled up for the last 6 years, so please register early to avoid disappointment.  😉

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Please provide the following information by email  or phone or in person (to:  1. Childs Name, Age, Birthday   2. Current school, grade, teacher.  3. Parent’s name and contact phone numbers (2)  4. Any allergies, learning challenges/issues, medical information.  5. DATES of chosen drama camp.  6. Payment choice.  * Please provide the true age of your child at the time of registration.*